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Volume 8 Issue 9   October 2015

 

Lunch is Served: A Growth Evaluation

Kianna Noonan, Convoy of Hope

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that there are nearly 800 million hungry people in the world. Most of them live in Latin America, Africa and Asia. [READ MORE]

Hungry to Help: Every Great Relationship Has A Prequel, and Here Is Ours

Kori Reed, Cause & ConAgra Foods Foundation

Each week my “housemates” remind me why collaboration is so hard. Whether we are negotiating where to eat or who will pick up after the dogs, my husband and I listen as our four teenage children persuade, negotiate and often battle over whose idea is better, who did it last time or why his or her restaurant choice is the superior one. [READ MORE]

The Things We Sacrifice

Minkailu Jalloh, Islamic Relief USA

After watching the seventh or eighth cow get slaughtered that day, I made what would ultimately be a short lived resolution that I was going to eat less meat from then on. The slaughterhouse didn’t really bother me at first. I had been in these places before. [READ MORE]

Outreach Program Supplies Washington Hebrew Congregation's Hunger Project

Rick McNary, Outreach, Inc.

When Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton founded Outreach Program in 2004, they saw an opportunity to help other meal packaging organizations. Outreach purchases product, ingredients, and equipment in large volumes and passes those savings along to other organizations at significantly reduced prices.[READ MORE]

 

8th Class of Leland International Hunger Fellows Launched

The Congressional Hunger Center’s 8th class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows began their two years of service on Sept. 21. When they complete the program in August 2017, these fellows will be equipped with in-depth knowledge of both food security field programming and policy work and ready to be leaders in the fight against hunger worldwide. [READ MORE]

 

Alliance of Youth, Hope for the Future

Diana Corrales & Meg Canale, Fabretto Children’s Foundation 

At Fabretto Children’s Foundation, we are committed to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger through education and nutrition programs. Partnerships, with groups such as the Alliance to End Hunger, have provided exciting collaborative opportunities focused on and devoted to establishing healthy communities.[READ MORE]

 

 

Students Encouraged to #Get5Give5 With New Scholarship Opportunity

Sam Wells, Sodexo, Inc.

Sodexo Foundation announced that the application period for the 2016 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships opens today, October 5 and closes December 5, 2015. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5Give5 and impact millions. Students from K-12 through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the charity of their choice by visiting SodexoFoundation.org. [READ MORE]

 

The Great Farm in Northern Nigeria

Jordan Dey, Grainpro

Hauwa Ibrahim is a 40-year old mother of three who grows corn to feed her family in northern Nigeria. She has a small plot of land (3/4 of an acre) that produced 10 bags of corn last year.  Ms. Ibrahim sold 6 bags (in the local market) and kept 4 bags for eating at home.  Each bag weighs about 200 pounds. [READ MORE]

 

Keep the Details and Ditch the Data

Frank Taylor, Centscere

In a fascinating psychology study published last year, University of Oregon professor Paul Slovic told volunteers about one small girl suffering from starvation and then asked how much the volunteers were willing to donate to help her. [READ MORE]
 

Upcoming Events:


October 28-31, Louisville KY
National FFA Convention & Expo

The Alliance is excited to be attending and participating in the National FFA Expo. Visit their website for more information. 


December 11, Lewis Center OH
Hunger-Free Ohio
ProMedica, Alliance to End Hunger and Bread for the World are hosting a free statewide event to discuss effective strategies on addressing hunger as a health issue and building a hunger-free model for Ohio. This session will feature perspectives from an array of experts including a keynote address by John B. McCarthy, Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid. Representatives from Ohio healthcare organizations, faith-based groups, the education community, and government institutes will gather to share best practices, offer community connections and resources, and advocate for Ohio’s food insecure individuals and families. Please register and view event details here
 
This newsletter was compiled by Nathan Magrath, Manager of Communications and Outreach at the Alliance to End Hunger. Comments and questions may be directed to nmagrath@alliancetoendhunger.org.
 
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